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Annually, the European Patent Office (EPO) launches a survey for medium term estimation of patent filing figures, not only for forecasting the number of applications but also to uncover the processes...
Sometimes, it is not always very easy to put inventions into practice, albeit the invention itself is highly valuable, as it might be challenging to exploit the IP assets without receiving any...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has just published the updated 16th edition of “How to get a European Patent – Guide for Applicants”. The "Guide for applicants" has been designed to provide...
The European IPR Heplpdesk recently participated in the Copy Talks event organised on April 26th 2016 by the Flemish Agency for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Europe Network and...
The European Patent Office (EPO) has announced 15 pioneering finalists for this year’s European Inventor Award. In its 11th edition, EPO once again honours scientists, researchers and engineers who...
The European Union Intellectual Property Office has just released a report on Infringement of Geographical Indications. In the European Union (EU), Geographical Indications (GIs) for wine, spirits,...
89420 applications for trade mark protection were received in 2015 by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) from the Member States of the European Union (EU). This information...
Just in time for this year's World IP Day on April 26 the European IPR Helpdesk has released a short, entertaining animated video highlighting the importance of IP and explaining how SMEs and...
We are pleased to inform you that Issue 21 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online. This Bulletin issue is dedicated to Women and Intellectual Property....
Last week the European Parliament has approved the text of a proposed Directive for the protection of trade secrets in the European Union.  Once approved by the European Council, the Directive...
The use of copyrighted works, in particular text and image-based works, is intensive and pervasive in most companies. In this regard, the combination of low copyright awareness with fast and easy...
Counterfeit and pirated trade is a significant economic risk that undermines innovation and hampers economic growth. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European...
IP Youth scoreboard
Tuesday, 12.04.2016
The European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights hosted by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has just released the final report on Youth and IP. The...
Before starting the development of commercial activities with the support of external business partners, it is crucial to protect confidential information that can have a significant economic...
The revised version of the Guidelines on current trade mark practice, updated to align the new EU trade mark Regulation, has been published by the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)....
The European Commission’s General Directorate of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth) has published a summary of information for the EU trade mark reform that took...
The European Patent Academy is organising a series of virtual classroom sessions introducing the technology commercialisation. The lessons are based on ip4inno training modules, specifically...
This March 23rd is not only the date when the new EU Trade Mark Directive comes into force, but it is also the date for the start of a new term for the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market...
Being a leader in a market sometimes deters companies from investing in R&D activities as they rely on their current market shares. However, for sustainable success in business, companies...
“Nemo dat quod non habet” – “no one gives what he doesn't have”. APEx was a CIP-ICT-PSP project under which national archival institutions from 33 European countries and the International Centre for...